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Parents in international custody battle can't take children overseas for almost three years

A mother who has been granted 50/50 care of her children with the Kiwi father is not allowed to leave New Zealand with them until 2023.The "unusual condition" in the family court ruling comes after a two-year heated battle between...


Transtasman travel bubble on hold till at least March - Air New Zealand boss Greg Foran

Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran has shot down the idea of a transtasman bubble until March 2021, at the very earliest.In fact, he told the Sydney Morning Herald it's likely to be longer."I certainly do not believe...


Body of missing Kiwi paraglider James Oroc found in the US

The body of Kiwi paraglider James "Kiwi" Oroc (Johnston) who has been missing in the United States for nearly a month has been found.Oroc's friends posted on his Go Fund me page today that his body had been located under a tree....


Why NZ could be in for another unusually hot summer

New Zealand could be on track for another unusually hot summer, with a top climate scientist already calling the arrival of a "humdinger" La Nia system, along with likely balmy seas.Professor Jim Salinger said it was possible a...


Act leader David Seymour rejects bishops' euthanasia claims

By RNZ The Act Party is urging religious leaders who object to the End of Life Choice Act to respect the choices of others.Catholic Bishops released an election statement this week opposing the Act, which would give people with...


Battle for surrogate son leaves parents broken-hearted

By RNZ The parents of a 6-year-old boy born to a surrogate mother in China and embroiled in an immigration battle are set to be reunited with their son.They applied twice for their boy to join them in New Zealand and once for...


Commuters brace for traffic chaos as Auckland Harbour Bridge repairs continue

Auckland commuters are bracing for a hellish start to the week as the wait for urgent repairs to a damaged strut - that has seen four lanes closed on the battered Auckland Harbour Bridge - causes traffic chaos.Waka Kotahi/NZ Transport...


Herald afternoon quiz: September 20

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.


Covid 19 coronavirus: Unusually long virus incubation period rare but possible, expert says

An expert says New Zealand should consider reviewing how long incoming travellers are quarantined for following revelations that a man tested positive for Covid-19 days after completing two weeks of managed isolation. Epidemiologist...


Election 2020: Judith Collins in 'bittersweet' campaign launch, attacks Labour as 'erratic' and 'lazy'

National Party leader Judith Collins has finally launched her party's campaign today - but the lead-up was blighted by a torpedo from Labour. National's original planned campaign launch had to be cancelled after the second outbreak...


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US election: Data guru Bela Stantic says Donald Trump on track to win again

A data scientist who correctly predicted Donald Trump's shock victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 says the US President is currently on track to win again.Professor Bela Stantic is the founder and director of Griffith University's...


Trump promises to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick...


Ruth Bader Ginsberg: Trump confirms he will seek to replace Supreme Court Justice 'without delay'

US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will seek to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "without delay", setting up a monumental political fight on the cusp of the presidential election.Justice Ginsberg, an icon...


Deadly poison ricin sent to Donald Trump through the mail

Officials in the United States have intercepted an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump which contained the deadly poison ricin.The FBI, Secret Service and Postal Inspection Service are now trying to determine where the...


Covid 19 coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson may be forced into lockdown again

When Boris Johnson appeared before the House of Commons Liaison Committee at 3.30pm on Wednesday (UK time), he made his distaste for a second national lockdown abundantly clear.Such a measure would be economically "disastrous" and...


Trump vote on Justice Bader Ginsburg's replacement set to scupper dying wish

The majority leader of the US Senate has vowed to push ahead with President Trump's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially scuppering the feminist pioneer's dying wish.The 87-year-old legal powerhouse...


How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could reshape US presidential campaign

A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation's most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were...


Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: What happens with the Supreme Court vacancy?

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrust the Senate into uncharted political terrain, with no recent precedent for a vacancy on the high court so close to a presidential election.Senate Majority Leader Mitch...


The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: From daughter of migrants to Supreme Court Justice and feminist pop culture icon

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic...


Hundreds of thousands still without power in Hurricane Sally clean-up in US

Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power on Friday (US time) along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a...


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Rugby league: Adam Blair eyeing NRL retirement as New Zealand Warriors lose to Canberra Raiders

Raiders 26Warriors 14 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's NRL season is over, and the career of a great Kiwi could be heading the same way.In a match which included the sight of Raiders coach Ricky Stuart hurling a plastic water bottle out...


Rugby: Wellington make Auckland pay in Mitre 10 Cup upset

Wellington have sent the message to the rest of the Mitre 10 Cup – it's a bad idea to wake a sleeping lion. The beaten finalist from a year ago, Wellington's season started in poor fashion with a demolition at the hands of Waikato...


Cycling: Tadej Pogacar takes Tour de France yellow jersey after incredible stage

In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece...


Motorsport: Kiwi drivers make history in Supercars Championship with 1-2-3-4 finish

Kiwi drivers have made Supercars history, with an incredible 1-2-3-4 finish in the opening race of the day in South Australia today.Crossing the line behind winner Shane van Gisbergen were Andre Heimgartner, Scott McLaughlin and...


Rugby league: Sonny Bill Williams set to receive Toronto Wolfpack salary in full

Sonny Bill Williams is set to pocket $1 million for every game he played with Super League side Toronto Wolfpack.The 35-year-old Williams agreed to a two-year $10 million deal with the Canadian side late last year after spending...


Golf: Danny Lee withdraws from US Open after 18th hole shocker

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has pulled out of the US Open following a shocking finish to his third round at the brutal Winged Foot course.The 30-year-old followed an opening-round 70 with a five-over 75 to make it through to the weekend...


Cycling: Mikayla Harvey makes history at Giro Rosa

Mikayla Harvey has claimed the best result by a New Zealand rider in the history of the Giro Rosa.Harvey has finished fifth in the biggest stage race in women's cycling — the closest thing to a female Tour de France — after safely...


Rugby league: Shaun Johnson suffers achilles rupture in NRL defeat to Sydney Roosters

Former New Zealand Warrior and current Cronulla Sharks star Shaun Johnson is set for a long stint on the sidelines after rupturing his achilles tendon while playing against the Sydney Roosters last night.The Roosters claimed a 34-18...


Sports Quiz: September 20

Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Here's your chance to prove your supreme sporting...


Jonah Lomu's former manager Phil Kingsley Jones' daughter: 'Dad kept saying to the end that he did not want to die'

Phil Kingsley Jones was a larger than life character loved throughout rugby clubs the length and breadth of New Zealand – and in his native Wales - for his speaking engagements which left audiences in stitches. And the 72-year-old...


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'I wasn't thinking clearly': Former hospital worker admits stealing dead woman's credit card because of Covid-19 financial pressure

On Monday a former hospital worker will be asking a judge for leniency after stealing two patients' credit cards, because he was struggling financially.


Tied-up fishing boats signal overseas worker crisis for industry

Losses in the tens of millions of dollars are expected for New Zealand fishing companies forced to tie up trawlers due to overseas worker shortages.


One dead and two taken to hospital following single-car crash in Dunedin

One person is dead and another two are in hospital after a car crashed in Dunedin.


Abuse in state care: Jack Horton reveals details about his dark childhood

At age three Jack Horton was abandoned. Eight years later he committed his first crime.


Three men arrested and firearm located after drive-by shooting in Christchurch

Two 27-year-old men and another 25-year-old man were arrested on Sunday morning, while the victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.


Caught in the middle of an alcohol monopoly, some residents say Auckland beachside community in dire need for change

Residents of a West Auckland suburb say it lacks vibrancy and soul after being stuck in an alcohol licensing trust model for nearly half of a century.


Six arrested after disorder incident in Christchurch

Police descended upon a Christchurch street following reports of an incident.


Motorcyclist taken to hospital with serious injuries following South Canterbury crash

A motorcyclist has been taken to Timaru Hospital in a serious condition.


Auckland Harbour Bridge: Motorists told to work from home or avoid damaged bridge as urgent repair works continue

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is at half capacity, with big delays expected on Monday morning.


Man charged with murder of Sao Young

A 24-year-old old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of Hamilton man Sao Young.


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Coronavirus: UK imposes up to $19,000 fines for Covid rule breakers

The severe fines were put in place after science advisers warned that the UK’s failure to follow lockdown rules was allowing the pandemic to spiral out of control.


Covid-19: British billionaire and TV host Alan Sugar allowed to Australia's quarantine privately

British billionaire and TV host Alan Sugar joins a growing list of the privileged granted permission to skip Aussie's government-run hotel quarantine.


'Masters of the dark': Former friend lifts the lid on Donald and Melania Trump's marriage

Former friend of the Trumps spills: "You have to understand who they are to understand what they're trying to do, which is fleece the nation... She's no different from her husband."


Intercepted envelope addressed to the White House contained ricin

The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and US President Donald Trump.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death draws surge of donations to US Democrats

US Democrats raise more than $45m hours after Ginsburg's death, demonstrating how her passing and the nomination fight that lies ahead has already galvanized the party.


Trump urges Republicans to consider his pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'without delay'

The White House is already making preparations to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg, despite the US election being just six weeks away.


Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over 'lamentable' international law breach

The human rights lawyer said she was "dismayed" by the UK government's own admission that its Brexit-related legislation would be breaking international law.


Russia's Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering at the German hospital where he is being treated for suspected nerve agent poisoning.


Underwater and on fire: How climate change is magnifying extreme weather in the US

America's worsening climate change problem is as polarised as its politics, with parts of the country burning from wildfires as others are battered by hurricanes.


How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could reshape the US presidential campaign

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means Trump or Biden could end up picking a successor who could decide abortion access, environmental regulations and the power of the presidency for a generation.


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Mitre 10 Cup: Wounded Wellington bounce back with statement victory over Auckland

TJ Perenara and the visiting backs had a field day to secure a bonus point victory at the Garden of Eden.


Different slant on Mitre 10 Cup as All Blacks say goodbye, Taranaki steal Ranfurly Shield

Beauden and Jordie Barrett helped Taranaki snatch the Shield but All Blacks are leaving for Whakatāne for test preparations.


Brave Warriors lose Roger Tuivasa-Sheck but go down swinging against Canberra Raiders

Inspirational skipper has played his last game of the season after limping off in Canberra defeat.


Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin eases to 11th win of Supercars season in South Australia

McLaughlin has one hand on another title as Kiwis make history by filling all top-four spots in race two.


Aaron Smith scores twice for Manawatū but Otago cruise to first Mitre 10 Cup victory

The All Blacks halfback did everything to lift the Turbos but Otago's speed and guile were too hot to handle.


James Haskell denies England players 'tossed dwarves' in Queenstown bar at 2011 World Cup

Backrower's book contains revelations of hijinks at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.


Mitre 10 Cup: Brad Weber bags a pair to get Hawke's Bay on the board in the Championship

Hawke's Bay did all the hard work in the first 40 to set up a maximum haul in the Mitre 10 Cup against Counties Manukau.


Warriors optimistic about signing Addin Fonua-Blake as Adam Blair offered new job

As the Warriors close in on signing the marquee prop, Adam Blair has been offered a key off-field role at the club.


Major meltdown: Kiwi golfer Danny Lee six-putts 18th then withdraws from US Open

Stunning capitulation for Kiwi on final hole of third round, before pulling out of the tournament with a wrist injury.


Counties Manukau hand Auckland first Farah Palmer Cup loss of season

Counties Manukau Heat continue their unbeaten start to Farah Palmer Cup, handing local rivals their first loss of campaign.



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